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Post  smalljaws on 5/13/2013, 7:10 pm

Hello all,

I just started a SQFT garden this spring. After installing a 4X4 spring garden and enjoying success I put in an 8x3 summer box. I used the pre-bagged Mel's Mix for both boxes.

The spring garden has been great.





However, the summer stuff is not doing to well. I transplanted healthy herbs, tomatoes, squash, cucs, and peppers about a month ago and all of those plants except the peppers are yellowing and generally not looking healthy. The herbs started yellowing almost immediately after planting with the tomatoes and cucs following. Anyone have suggestions as to what might be going wrong. We have had a lot of rain and cool weather, but the herbs started yellowing immediately after transplanting to the Mel's mix.

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Post  camprn on 5/13/2013, 7:13 pm

After you harvested all of your spring crops, did you add compost to the squares? Sounds like you need to add some compost and since the garden is all planted you can topdress with it or give compost tes each week.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 5/13/2013, 7:51 pm

I know both basil & tomatoes turn yellow from overwatering. Perhaps this is a combination of transplant shock and being too wet and cold?


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Post  southern gardener on 5/13/2013, 9:33 pm

we had terrible results with the pre made mix. I hope you can get it figured out. Good luck
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Post  smalljaws on 5/13/2013, 9:57 pm

@camprn wrote:After you harvested all of your spring crops, did you add compost to the squares? Sounds like you need to add some compost and since the garden is all planted you can topdress with it or give compost tes each week.

the summer plants were the first thing planted in that box

we had terrible results with the pre made mix. I hope you can get it figured out. Good luck


Yikes. Hope that is not the case here, that soil was expensive. Plus I thought I was doing myself a favor by buying the "Mel's Mix". What issues did you have?
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Post  southern gardener on 5/14/2013, 12:03 am

@smalljaws wrote:
@camprn wrote:After you harvested all of your spring crops, did you add compost to the squares? Sounds like you need to add some compost and since the garden is all planted you can topdress with it or give compost tes each week.

the summer plants were the first thing planted in that box

we had terrible results with the pre made mix. I hope you can get it figured out. Good luck


Yikes. Hope that is not the case here, that soil was expensive. Plus I thought I was doing myself a favor by buying the "Mel's Mix". What issues did you have?

Yes, it's very expensive. We thought we were doing ourselves a favor as well. You can PM me if you'd like regarding the issues we had....
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